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Working title "'''Fuckallyall'''",<ref name=spotify /> the song is described as a song about Amy's "plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans" by Evanescence.com.<ref name=evcomdesc />
 
Working title "'''Fuckallyall'''",<ref name=spotify /> the song is described as a song about Amy's "plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans" by Evanescence.com.<ref name=evcomdesc />
  
{{quote|'Weight of the World' is a song about feeling the pressure of that and I love our fans and I don't mean, get off my back, I don't want this pressure. It's interesting, playing shows and meeting fans after the show and going to the different Web sites, the fan sites and seeing all these personal experiences that people are sharing and all the advice and answers to questions that they are trying to get from me. I do answer sometimes and I do want to go on. I do want to be there for people and tell them what I think but at the same time, I'm not a therapist and I'm not a doctor and I don't have all the answers for the meaning of life. That's the thing about our music is that it's deep and I'm trying to find the answers and I guess in that song I was really expressing that this is kind of a lot of pressure sometimes and I wanted to definitely say to all those fans, I'm not a prophet and I don't have all the answers, so you really need to look within yourself and start that journey on your own.<ref name=multimedia />}}
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{{quote|"Weight of the World" is a song about feeling the pressure of that and I love our fans and I don't mean, get off my back, I don't want this pressure. It's interesting, playing shows and meeting fans after the show and going to the different Web sites, the fan sites and seeing all these personal experiences that people are sharing and all the advice and answers to questions that they are trying to get from me. I do answer sometimes and I do want to go on. I do want to be there for people and tell them what I think but at the same time, I'm not a therapist and I'm not a doctor and I don't have all the answers for the meaning of life. That's the thing about our music is that it's deep and I'm trying to find the answers and I guess in that song I was really expressing that this is kind of a lot of pressure sometimes and I wanted to definitely say to all those fans, I'm not a prophet and I don't have all the answers, so you really need to look within yourself and start that journey on your own.<ref name=multimedia />}}
 
 
The guitars take off whilst Amy's voice gets lost between sampled mumbling and a guitar riff by Balsamo. The vocals get more and more synthetic whilst the guitars get mixed with an electronic supplement.
 
  
 
Amy's description of the song:
 
Amy's description of the song:
  
{{quote|I live for the rock songs. With the line-up changing, I think a lot of people thought it would be more of the 'My Immortal' stuff. But 'My Immortal' was Ben [Moody]'s song! I was always trying to pull us in a crazier direction. Songs like 'Weight of the World' and 'Sweet Sacrifice' and 'All That I'm Living For' are so amazing to me because of the adrenaline. Especially when we play them live.<ref name=vh1 />}}
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{{quote|I live for the rock songs. With the line-up changing, I think a lot of people thought it would be more of the "My Immortal" stuff. But "My Immortal" was Ben [Moody]'s song! I was always trying to pull us in a crazier direction. Songs like "Weight of the World" and "Sweet Sacrifice" and "All That I'm Living For" are so amazing to me because of the adrenaline. Especially when we play them live.<ref name=vh1 />}}
  
The song was released as a radio single in Colombia, as announced by La FM.<ref name=radio />
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"Weight of the World" was released as a radio single in Colombia, the fifth overall single off ''The Open Door''.<ref name=radio /> The song was added to the setlist in The Open Door Tour during 2006-07.<ref name=hammerstein /><ref name=dunkin /><ref name=pegasuslose /> The song has also been performed at the [[New York Secret Show 2009|NYC Secret Show]] on November 4, 2009,<ref name=blabbersecret /> and at the [[Maquinaria Festival 2009|Maquinaria Festival]] in Brazil on November 8, 2009. It was later added to the setlist to support ''[[Evanescence (album)|Evanescence]]'' in 2011-12.<ref name=nashville2011 /><ref name=take40 />
 
 
{{quote|Bogotá, Octubre 18, (LA FM) From the latest Evanescence's album, ‘The open Door’, (La puerta abierta), Sony BMG is releasing Weight Of The World as a single on our Country.}}
 
 
 
The song has been performed at the [[New York City, NY - Grand Ballroom - Manhattan Center|NYC Secret Show]] on November 4, 2009, and at the [[Sao Paulo, Brazil - Maquinaria Festival (Chacara do Jockey)|Maquinaria Festival]] in Brazil on November 8, 2009. It was also added to the setlist to support the album ''[[Evanescence (album)|Evanescence]]'' in 2011-12.
 
  
 
== Versions ==
 
== Versions ==
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*''Released on:''  
 
*''Released on:''  
 
:''[[The Open Door]]'' (track #3)
 
:''[[The Open Door]]'' (track #3)
:[[Weight of the World Single|"Weight of the World" promotional single]] (track #5)
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:"Weight of the World" promotional single (track #5)
 
*''Length:'' 3:38
 
*''Length:'' 3:38
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'''Live versions:'''
 
'''Live versions:'''
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I won't be held down by who I used to be<BR>
 
I won't be held down by who I used to be<BR>
  
==South America Radio Promo Single==
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== Colombia radio release ==
{{Main|Weight of the World Single}}
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Weight of the World was released as a promo radio single in the singles compilation '''The Ones International Vol.11''', under Sony label. The "Weight of the World" version featured on this compilation is the same of the one in ''The Open Door'', 3:38 minutes long, with no edits.
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#"Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston
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#"Over My Head (cable car)" - The Fray
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#"The Story" - Brandi Carlile
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#"Hot" - Avril Lavigne
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#'''"Weight of the World" - Evanescence'''
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#"The Pretender" - Foo Fighters
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#"Into the Night" - Santana feat. Chad Kroeger
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#"No One" - Alicia Keys
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#"Taking Chances" - Celine Dion
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#"Gimme More" - Britney Spears
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#"Do it well" - Jennifer Lopez
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#"Lovestoned/I Think She Knows" - Justin Timberlake
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#"Inconsolable" - Backstreet Boys
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#"Nessun Dorma" (bonus track) - Paul Potts
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== References ==
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{{reflist|2|refs=
  
Weight of the World was released as a promotional single in the singles compilation '''The Ones International Vol.11'''.
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<ref name=spotify>{{cite web|url=http://evanescenceturkey.com/us/spotify-chat-with-amy-lee/|title=Spotify Chat with Amy Lee|work=Evanescenceturkey.com|date=July 18, 2012|accessdate=June 1, 2013}}</ref>
  
#Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
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<ref name=evcomdesc>{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061116191801/http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp|title=Evanescence - Bio|work=Evanescence.com|url=http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp|archivedate=November 16, 2006|accessdate=July 19, 2006}}</ref>
#Over My Head (cable car) - The Fray
 
#The Story - Brandi Carlile
 
#Hot - Avril Lavigne
 
#'''Weight of the World - Evanescence'''
 
#The Pretender - Foo Fighters
 
#Into the Night - Santana feat. Chad Kroeger
 
#No One - Alicia Keys
 
#Taking Chances - Celine Dion
 
#Gimme More - Britney Spears
 
#Do it well - Jennifer Lopez
 
#Lovestoned/I Think She Knows - Justin Timberlake
 
#Inconsolable - Backstreet Boys
 
#Nessun Dorma (bonus track) - Paul Potts
 
  
== Guitar tabs & sheet music ==
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<ref name=multimedia>{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20100206113917/http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681|title='The Open Door' Purifies Evanescence's Amy Lee|work=Static Multimedia|date=October 15, 2006|url=http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681|archivedate=February 6, 2010|accessdate=October 10, 2008}}</ref>
''not available''
 
  
== References ==
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<ref name=vh1>{{cite news|last=Bottomley|first=C.|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|title=Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs|work=VH1|date=September 18, 2006|url=http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|archivedate=October 16, 2006|accessdate=December 3, 2006}}</ref>
{{reflist|refs=
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<ref name=radio>{{cite news|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070515075614/http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563|title=Escuche: ‘Weight of the world’ lo nuevo de Evanescence|work=La FM|language=Spanish|url=http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563|archivedate=May 15, 2007|accessdate=October 24, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name=hammerstein>{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|date=October 10, 2006|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542773/evanescence-live-amy-lee-rocks-new-hometown.jhtml|title=Evanescence Live In NYC: Amy Lee Headbangs, Serenades Her 'New Hometown'|work=MTV News|accessdate=September 12, 2013}}</ref>
  
<ref name=spotify>[http://evanescenceturkey.com/us/spotify-chat-with-amy-lee/ "Spotify Chat with Amy Lee"]. ''Evanescenceturkey.com''. July 18, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013.</ref>
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<ref name=dunkin>{{cite news|last=Massimo|first=Rick|date=April 5, 2007|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080514012353/http://www.projo.com/music/content/QEVANREV_04-05-07_64548TM.3846ec9.html|title=Amy Lee cements her status as the core of Evanescence|newspaper=The Providence Journal|accessdate=September 12, 2013|url=http://www.projo.com/music/content/QEVANREV_04-05-07_64548TM.3846ec9.html|archivedate=May 14, 2008}}</ref>
  
<ref name=evcomdesc>[http://web.archive.org/web/20061116191801/http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp "Evanescence - Bio"]. ''Evanescence.com''. Archived from [http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp the original] on November 16, 2006. Retrieved July 19, 2006.</ref>
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<ref name=pegasuslose>{{cite news|last=Smith|first=Kenneth|title=Concert review: Evanescence at Nokia Theater|url=http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/|accessdate=September 12, 2013|work=Pegasus News|date=October 31, 2007}}</ref>
  
<ref name=multimedia>[http://web.archive.org/web/20100206113917/http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681 "'The Open Door' Purifies Evanescence's Amy Lee"]. ''Static Multimedia''. October 15, 2006. Archived from [http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681 the original] on February 6, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2008.</ref>
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<ref name=blabbersecret>{{cite news|date=November 5, 2009|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-returns-to-live-stage-taps-finger-eleven-guitarist|title=Evanescence Returns To Live Stage, Taps Finger Eleven Guitarist|work=Blabbermouth.net|accessdate=September 12, 2013}}</ref>
  
<ref name=vh1>Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). [http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs"]. ''VH1.com''. Archived from [http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml the original] on October 16, 2006. Retrieved December 3, 2006.</ref>
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<ref name=nashville2011>{{cite news|date=August 18, 2011|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-plays-first-show-in-almost-two-years-video-available|title=Evanescence Plays First Show In Almost Two Years; Video Available|work=Blabbermouth.net|accessdate=September 12, 2013}}</ref>
  
<ref name=radio>[http://web.archive.org/web/20070515075614/http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563 "Escuche: ‘Weight of the world’ lo nuevo de Evanescence"]. ''La FM'' (in Spanish). Archived from [http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563 the original] on May 15, 2007. Retrieved October 24, 2007.</ref>
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<ref name=take40>{{cite web|url=http://www.take40.com/news/30103/review:-evanescence-melbourne-concert,-rod-laver-arena---24th-march-2012|title=Review: Evanescence Melbourne Concert, Rod Laver Arena - 24th March 2012|work=Take 40 Australia|date=March 25, 2012|accessdate=September 12, 2013}}</ref>
  
 
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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs


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General information

Written by: A. Lee and T. Balsamo

Working title "Fuckallyall",[1] the song is described as a song about Amy's "plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans" by Evanescence.com.[2]

Vin1.jpg "Weight of the World" is a song about feeling the pressure of that and I love our fans and I don't mean, get off my back, I don't want this pressure. It's interesting, playing shows and meeting fans after the show and going to the different Web sites, the fan sites and seeing all these personal experiences that people are sharing and all the advice and answers to questions that they are trying to get from me. I do answer sometimes and I do want to go on. I do want to be there for people and tell them what I think but at the same time, I'm not a therapist and I'm not a doctor and I don't have all the answers for the meaning of life. That's the thing about our music is that it's deep and I'm trying to find the answers and I guess in that song I was really expressing that this is kind of a lot of pressure sometimes and I wanted to definitely say to all those fans, I'm not a prophet and I don't have all the answers, so you really need to look within yourself and start that journey on your own.[3] Vin2.jpg


Amy's description of the song:

Vin1.jpg I live for the rock songs. With the line-up changing, I think a lot of people thought it would be more of the "My Immortal" stuff. But "My Immortal" was Ben [Moody]'s song! I was always trying to pull us in a crazier direction. Songs like "Weight of the World" and "Sweet Sacrifice" and "All That I'm Living For" are so amazing to me because of the adrenaline. Especially when we play them live.[4] Vin2.jpg


"Weight of the World" was released as a radio single in Colombia, the fifth overall single off The Open Door.[5] The song was added to the setlist in The Open Door Tour during 2006-07.[6][7][8] The song has also been performed at the NYC Secret Show on November 4, 2009,[9] and at the Maquinaria Festival in Brazil on November 8, 2009. It was later added to the setlist to support Evanescence in 2011-12.[10][11]

Versions

Studio versions:

Weight of the World

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
The Open Door (track #3)
"Weight of the World" promotional single (track #5)
  • Length: 3:38


Live versions:

Weight of the World [2006-2007 Live]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: "Sweet Sacrifice" Single
  • Length: 3:42

Weight of the World [2009 Live]

Weight of the World [2011-2012 Live]

  • Performing period: August 17, 2011 - November 9, 2012
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Weight of the World [Acoustic]

  • Performing period: September 2006
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: Unknown
  • Example: Kerrang The Open Door preview in London, UK (September 6)

Lyrics

Feels like the weight of the world
Like God in Heaven gave me a turn
Don't cling to me, I swear I can't fix you
Still in the dark, can you fix me?

Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me, then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be
She's nothing to me

Feels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has gone unheard
And oh, I know you don't believe in me
Safe in the dark, how can you see?

Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be

If you love me then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I was

If you love me then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be

Colombia radio release

Weight of the World was released as a promo radio single in the singles compilation The Ones International Vol.11, under Sony label. The "Weight of the World" version featured on this compilation is the same of the one in The Open Door, 3:38 minutes long, with no edits.

  1. "Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston
  2. "Over My Head (cable car)" - The Fray
  3. "The Story" - Brandi Carlile
  4. "Hot" - Avril Lavigne
  5. "Weight of the World" - Evanescence
  6. "The Pretender" - Foo Fighters
  7. "Into the Night" - Santana feat. Chad Kroeger
  8. "No One" - Alicia Keys
  9. "Taking Chances" - Celine Dion
  10. "Gimme More" - Britney Spears
  11. "Do it well" - Jennifer Lopez
  12. "Lovestoned/I Think She Knows" - Justin Timberlake
  13. "Inconsolable" - Backstreet Boys
  14. "Nessun Dorma" (bonus track) - Paul Potts

References

  1. "Spotify Chat with Amy Lee". Evanescenceturkey.com. July 18, 2012. http://evanescenceturkey.com/us/spotify-chat-with-amy-lee/. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  2. "Evanescence - Bio". Evanescence.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061116191801/http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp. Retrieved July 19, 2006.
  3. "'The Open Door' Purifies Evanescence's Amy Lee". Static Multimedia. October 15, 2006. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100206113917/http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681. Retrieved October 10, 2008.
  4. Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs". VH1. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml. Retrieved December 3, 2006.
  5. "Escuche: ‘Weight of the world’ lo nuevo de Evanescence" (in Spanish). La FM. Archived from the original on May 15, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070515075614/http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563. Retrieved October 24, 2007.
  6. Harris, Chris (October 10, 2006). "Evanescence Live In NYC: Amy Lee Headbangs, Serenades Her 'New Hometown'". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542773/evanescence-live-amy-lee-rocks-new-hometown.jhtml. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  7. Massimo, Rick (April 5, 2007). "Amy Lee cements her status as the core of Evanescence". The Providence Journal. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080514012353/http://www.projo.com/music/content/QEVANREV_04-05-07_64548TM.3846ec9.html. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  8. Smith, Kenneth (October 31, 2007). "Concert review: Evanescence at Nokia Theater". Pegasus News. http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  9. "Evanescence Returns To Live Stage, Taps Finger Eleven Guitarist". Blabbermouth.net. November 5, 2009. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-returns-to-live-stage-taps-finger-eleven-guitarist. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  10. "Evanescence Plays First Show In Almost Two Years; Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. August 18, 2011. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-plays-first-show-in-almost-two-years-video-available. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  11. "Review: Evanescence Melbourne Concert, Rod Laver Arena - 24th March 2012". Take 40 Australia. March 25, 2012. http://www.take40.com/news/30103/review:-evanescence-melbourne-concert,-rod-laver-arena---24th-march-2012. Retrieved September 12, 2013.